Thursday, May 24, 2012

National Missing Children's Day - May 25, 2012

May 25 is National Missing Children's Day. It has been observed on this date since 1983 when President Reagan First proclaimed this day as National Missing Children's Day. This day is the anniversary of the day 6 year old Etan Patz disappeared on the way to school in 1979. On July 6th our granddaughter will be missing 5 years. Ashley Summers. Www.bringhomeashley.9f.com Please talk with your child about safety no matter what age they are. Etan was 6, Ashley was 14....The age doesn't matter, just open that discussion with them this year on May 25th. Go to Www.take25.org for Safety tips and discussion guidelines to help yourself start this conversation with your child or children. Did you know? An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing every year.?..more than 2,000 every day. An estimated 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys are sexually victimized Before age 18. Only 1 in 3 will Tell anyone. Missing children include parental abductions, non-parental abductions, run always, and children that fall prey to human traffickers. Missing children can range from infants to teens, boys or girls, any race, color or creed. they come from the inner city, the rich suburbs, middle class and rural communities. Don't eve think it won't happen to you or in your community, because it will. Please take the time to educate yourself and child, www.take25.org